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Harmons awards three local businesses with $5,000 development grants

West Valley City, UT — Harmons Neighborhood Grocer awarded Level Crossing Brewing Company, Chas W. Bangerter & Son Inc., and Johnson Family Farms each $5,000 as part of its Local Supplier Development Grant initiative. The annual grants program, now in its ninth year, rewards local businesses for their exceptional dedication to and effort in producing and providing high quality products for local customers. The recipients of these grants embody the spirit of what it means to contribute positively to our local community and economy. 

“Our grant recipients contribute to the essence and strength of our community, reducing the distance needed for sourcing and keeping local dollars local,” said Scott Lewis, Harmons Grocery president and CEO. “Investing in local businesses not only strengthens our community’s economy but also fosters a sense of pride and unity among Utahns. We congratulate each of the grant recipients and look forward to witnessing their continued growth at Harmons.”

Since 2019, Level Crossing Brewing Company has celebrated the tradition of hospitality and inclusion. Owner Mark Medura purchases raw materials from local suppliers to continue the cycle of creating jobs and contributing to the local economy. The grant will help Medura reinvest in his people, providing employee assistance to help support those in need with unforeseen emergencies.

Chas W. Bangerter & Son Inc. has been growing and selling produce in Utah for 100 years, making them the definition of a local Utah company. To them, being a local company means sharing many of the same values and goals with the community. The grant will help them purchase a generator for their coolers where produce is stored and install a drip irrigation system, which can cut water usage up to 50 percent.

Johnson Family Farms improves quality of life for everyone in their community by selling all of their products locally, providing jobs to high school and college students, donating produce to the Utah Food Bank, and collaborating with Utah State University on research projects, field trips, and guest lectures. They will invest their grant into a rolling inspection conveyor belt to help ensure they keep their vegetable quality up to Harmons standards.

Harmons past grant recipients include:

2022: Salsitas Mendoza, Park City Creamery, and Miss Essie’s BBQ

2021: Rojas Farms, Mama Africa, and Solstice Chocolate

2020: Bitter’s Lab, Salsa Queen, and Day Farms

2019: Chocolate Conspiracy, Mamachari Kombucha, and Shaffer Farms

2018: Bar 10 Beef, McFarland Farms, and Hollow Tree Honey

2017: Caffe Ibis, Heber Valley Cheese, and Kodiak Cakes

2016: Mezzo Chocolate, RubySnap Fresh Cookies, Intermountain Specialty Food Group, and Drake Family Farms

Harmons continues to focus on providing customers with an extensive selection of local items. They carry more than 5,300 local items in stores, making it one of the most comprehensive selections of local items in Utah.

About Harmons

Since 1932, Harmons passion for innovation, commitment to its associates, and contributions to the community have provided the building blocks to help the company expand from a single fruit stand to 20 thriving locations spanning from Northern to Southern Utah. Harmons is known for its unique grocery industry approach, which provides a high-quality experience to its customers by offering fresh foods prepared in-store by chefs, artisans and experts; local Utah products; and an aggressive sustainability program. For more information about our stores, please visit harmonsgrocery.com.

Media Contact:

Abby Shemwell

Penna Powers for Harmons

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